- Senior Political Strategy Fellow, USA

Senior Political Strategy Fellow

Full-Time and Part-Time • 6-9 Month Term with possibility of extension • Starts April 2018 • Competitive Compensation • Excellent Benefits • Work from anywhere in the continental United States

Senior Fellows Shape and Execute Critical Work in a Critical Time

MoveOn is a progressive, grassroots force with millions of engaged members playing pivotal roles resisting the toxic agenda of the Trump Administration. In our 20-year history, we have banded together to build a country where everyone can thrive -- a country and society marked by justice, sustainability, economic security, peace, and mutual care. We focus our resources on work that can have lasting impact, and operate with a commitment to excellence, nimbleness, and equity.

We are a pillar of the Resistance movement, mobilizing opposition to Trump and the GOP’s toxic agenda (e.g., help lead efforts to defend health care, stop any new U.S. wars, fight for a Clean Dream Act, and oppose tax cuts for big corporations and the rich). We are resolved to make the 2018 elections a turning point, helping Democrats win the House to block President Trump & Republicans from causing any more harm, while also electing down-ballot progressive champions to create progressive change simultaneously at the local level across the country.

MoveOn is seeking senior-level talent in this crucial election year to join our political team. MoveOn’s Senior Fellows closely integrate with the work of the Campaign and Communication teams, are treated as full team members, and are external representatives of MoveOn to the world. The Senior Political Strategy Fellow will collaborate closely with relevant MoveOn campaigners and other staff, and will communicate regularly with MoveOn’s Executive Directors. This position will report to the Washington Director.

Role and Responsibilities

Develop and implement political strategies in service of MoveOn members that enhance and improve the impact of MoveOn’s electoral work and campaigning -- against Trump and the GOP’s agenda, and for the American people.
Utilize existing relationships and develop new relationships as needed to inform, coordinate, and execute MoveOn strategies and campaigns.
Design, implement and/or lead special projects in the service of advancing MoveOn’s 2018 electoral program and post-election strategy.
Participate in MoveOn team regular calls, email and slack discussions, team meetings, and in-person retreats.
Speak on behalf of MoveOn in public settings.
Use knowledge, experience and specific skills to sharpen and enhance MoveOn’s campaigns and electoral work.

Skills and Experience

Substantial leadership experience garnered by routinely developing winning campaigns, communications plans, or strategies for legislative, elections, social justice, policy, or other nonprofit advocacy. Examples of this leadership include, but are not limited to: impactful frontline community or national organizing, significant Capitol Hill experience, and/or senior level communications work.
Well respected throughout the progressive, social justice, Democratic Party, activist, or social advocacy movements. Maintains a healthy network of relationships to strategize, coordinate, and implement campaigns (or electoral work).
Highly skilled at interpersonal relations -- worked well with previous colleagues and demonstrated an ability to provide and accept constructive feedback in meaningful, productive ways.
Proven ability to manage and execute high level political strategy and projects with internal and external stakeholders.

Location: Position may be based anywhere in the continental United States.

Duration: 6-9 months.

Deadline: Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a goal of starting full-time by April 2018

Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Full-time, competitive salary including benefits such as 100%-employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for all staff and their children; employer-paid premiums for life insurance for all staff; four weeks accrued paid vacation time per year; 10 days accrued paid sick time; and reimbursement of office expenses.

MoveOn.org Civic Action and MoveOn.org Political Action provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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Job posted on 6th March 2018
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